Swan Watch

Free; all ages welcome

7 to 10 a.m. Saturday Feb. 22, at Tennant Lake near Ferndale

The Friends of Tennant Lake and Hovander Park invite you to Tennant Lake, near Ferndale, at dawn Feb. 22 to see as many as 300 Trumpeter and Tundra Swans form into small groups, bob their heads simultaneously, then lift off the water for the day’s forage. On a clear day, swans will lift off promptly at sunrise, so plan to join us at 7 a.m.

A guest speaker will be on site in the warm Interpretive Center after the swans fly. Refreshments and hot drinks will be served. As in years past, rehabilitated swans healthy enough to be returned to the wild might be released after the presentation. 

Dress for the weather.  Binoculars will be useful.  Bring your camera! This event is free, and all ages are welcome.  The Friends are supported by the Whatcom Parks and Recreation Foundation and operate in partnership with the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife and Whatcom County Parks.

Directions:  Take the Ferndale exit (west) off of 1-5.  Follow the signs to Hovander Park.  Instead of a final right turn into Hovander Park, continue straight on Nielsen Road through the gate to Tennant Lake.  Visit the Friends of Tennant Lake and Hovander Park website for more information:  FoTLHP.org or like us on Facebook.